layered wax drawing kit

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Wax Artistic

Long before crayons ruled the craft table, its ancestor, encaustic, showed the ancient world just how magnificent colored wax can be! Used by ancient portrait makers, encaustic is a centuries-old art making technique that uses melted colored beeswax to create glossy drawings.

With this kid-safe kit by artists and art educators Shannon Ninburg and Bridget Daly, any child can learn about this lost art as he or she creates a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of their own. The process is simple and fun, and everything you need to explore this fascinating technique is included in the irresistible can. Just draw a picture on the wooden frame using the oil pastels, lay beeswax on top, and melt the wax in a warm oven. After the wax has cooled, you can also draw on top of it, creating a lovely layered look. You can also include collage elements (like pictures from magazines) to the bottom layer. The possibilities are endless, and the results are beautiful and unique. Hangers for the frame are even included so they are instantly ready to show off.

This kit teaches open-ended, authentic art techniques with no stencils or templates and contains enough materials to made two ready-to-hang art pieces. Kit includes: two wooden frames, a box of pastels, colored and natural beeswax, and instructions. Beeswax made in California, wood frames, oil pastels, and glue stick made in China, packaging made in Yakima Washington and New Jersey, Instructions printed in California, Assembled in Redmond, WA.
WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Item ID
21463
Ages
3+ with adult supervision.
Made from
beeswax, plastic, wood, glue, oil paint
Measurements
Packaging: 9" H x 5" Dia.
Notes
Kit includes: 2 wood frames, box of oil pastels, natural and colored beeswax, 2 plastic hangers, glue stick, and illustrated instructions.

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